Finding a diamond in the rough can be even more satisfying because you didn't expect the game to be that good. When a game surpasses your expectations, it makes that game all the more memorable. Here are the top 10 most underrated video games.
Lost Odyssey was so good....for a classic Jrpg
No Valkyria Chronicles?
I love Valkyria Chronicles but it wasn't really "underrated." It got good review scores and won lots of awards including RPG of the year and best RPG on console.
Valkyria chronicles is still somewhat under-rated cuz nobody bought the game. It was during the ps3 bashfest days so vc went unnoticed/undersold.
Im playing it atm. Got to disc 4. Considering theres almost no JRPGs on Xbox, this one is really great.
Xbox has quite a few jrpgs. Tales of vesperia. Blue dragon. Lost odyssey. Magna carts 2. Infinite undiscovery. Last remnant. And maybe few others I can't think of. Plus a few timed exclusive jrpg like star ocean and eternal sonata. Plus third party jrpg in general like Resonance of fate. Etc. This is why 360 was so great in the early days. Now its all about shooters.
A lot of these games got good reviews, 7/10 is not an average game it's a good one.
Well Alan Wake got pretty good reviews, as for Alpha Protocol I thought that game was pretty bad. Lost Odyssey, is kind of iffy for me, yes it was pretty good but a score around an 80 sounds right to me. Sadly, LO was overlooked by many people though. I dont think a score between a 7/10 and 8/10 is really that bad, IMO when a game gets below that is when quality and fun start to be absent from a game
Alpha Protocol, Brother in Arms, and Army of Two were all pretty bad. Legend of Dragoon and Alan Wake were pretty over hyped (and for good reason). Nier was very underrated, a lot of people skipped it because it came out when the media were still in the 'we hate JRPG' phase.
I never thought Black was under rated. In fact I thought it was overrated even back in 2006. I really never understood the hype; the games destructible environments and all that weren't really significant and didn't really effect the actual game play too much. In that aspect Red Faction had already set the standard at that time.
The Legend of Dragoon, one of my favorite games that I still play to this day!
The Shadow Hearts game were very under rated, I wish that series would make a comeback....
Honestly, Army of Two is pretty bad. I like the idea of a game centered around two people working together, but mechanically it's just so not fun to play. The gun mechanics are imprecise. The enemy spawns are annoying, as well as the aggro mechanic being very fickle. The idea is cool, but the implementation is poor. I'm ignoring the story and characters as well, because if the game was fun to play I could just enjoy that element.
Speaking as a HUGE fan of the two main 6th gen Brothers in Arms, I honestly couldn't finish Hell's Highway. Been meaning to jump back into it though. Did anyone else find the online component to also be atrocious? I felt so unpolished, laggy, etc. that I couldn't bear it after a while.
I didn't even know it had online lmao.
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